Paedophile who was deported after assault on girl, 14, sneaked back into Britain and molested a colleague after landing job as a CARE WORKER
- Deported paedophile sneaked into Britain and sexually harassed a care worker
- Rebecca Watson, 30, was repeatedly groped by Juan Guerra Landazuri at work
- Landazuri returned to UK illegally with a new name, posing as a Spanish national
- He then got a job at Lincolns Care in Ipswich and began harassing Mrs Watson
A deported paedophile sneaked back into Britain using a false identity and sexually harassed a care worker for four months.
Mother-of-two Rebecca Watson, 30, was left ‘paralysed with fear’ after being repeatedly groped by Juan Guerra Landazuri at the home where they worked.
The Ecuadorian had got a job as a support worker helping vulnerable teenagers, despite being convicted of indecently assaulting a girl under 14.
He had been deported to his homeland, but returned to the UK illegally with a new name while posing as a Spanish national.
Mother-of-two Rebecca Watson (above), 30, was ‘paralysed with fear’ after being repeatedly groped by Juan Guerra Landazuri at Lincolns Care in Ipswich, where they both worked
He landed a job at Lincolns Care in Ipswich and began harassing Mrs Watson.
An employment tribunal heard that when she tried to tell her boss, he asked her to ‘brush it under the carpet’.
She said: ‘I felt absolutely disgusted, but I was told he was “Spanish” and it was just his way of “saying hello”. He’d run his hand between my shoulder blades, touch my bottom and breasts and tell me I was a “pretty lady”… I was literally paralysed with fear.
‘He’d ask me about my sex life and said he wanted me to leave my family behind to run away with him.’
The assaults by Landazuri prompted one 16-year-old resident to warn him not to touch Mrs Watson.
The victim, of Ipswich, said: ‘It was sickening that a child had felt compelled to intervene. It was my job to protect them, not the other way around.’
The tribunal was told that when she threatened to go to the police, care home boss Mohammad Asaf Hussain told her he did not want her or Landazuri to lose their jobs.
She added: ‘Then, to my horror, he called Juan in and had us shake hands and agree to “leave it where it was”.’
Police later discovered Landazuri, then 44, had been jailed for four years in London in 2002 for two charges of indecent assault against a girl under 14. He had been using the name Juan Alejandro Guerra.
He was deported to Ecuador on his release three years later and banned from returning to Britain. But he changed his name and returned in 2013.
After being reported to police by Mrs Watson, Landazuri was jailed again for 26 months at Ipswich Crown Court in 2015 for breaching his original orders and was later booted out of the UK for a second time.
Juan Guerra Landazuri (above) was previously convicted of indecently assaulting a girl under 14. He had been deported but returned to the UK illegally with a new name
Mrs Watson was unable to return to care work and made a discrimination claim against Lincolns Care and Mr Hussain.
The tribunal ordered him to pay her £24,000 damages, but weeks later he liquidated the company and set up a new firm.
Mrs Watson has now been told by liquidators that she will not receive any compensation.
Meanwhile, 50-year-old Mr Hussain’s new company is still operating from the same address in Peterborough.
Mrs Watson said: ‘It’s disgusting. Hussain and his company are just laughing at me.’
Speaking at his home, which has two Porsches on the driveway, Mr Hussain told the Mail that the firm was liquidated because of financial difficulties.
He insisted the decision not to pay the compensation was taken by the liquidation company.
He claimed the tribunal – which he did not attend – was a ‘one-sided hearing’ and said Landazuri had only been able to work for him because the Government’s checking system failed to pick him up.
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